CSS Flexible Box Layout (Flexbox) Optimally fit elements to their container


Example

One of the nicest features of flexbox is to allow optimally fitting containers to their parent element.

Live demo.

HTML:

<div class="flex-container">
  <div class="flex-item">1</div>
  <div class="flex-item">2</div>
  <div class="flex-item">3</div>
  <div class="flex-item">4</div>
  <div class="flex-item">5</div>
</div>

CSS:

.flex-container {
    background-color: #000;
    height: 100%;
    display:flex;
    flex-direction: row;
    flex-wrap: wrap;
    justify-content: flex-start;
    align-content: stretch;
    align-items: stretch;
}

.flex-item {
    background-color: #ccf;
    margin: 0.1em;
    flex-grow: 1;
    flex-shrink: 0;
    flex-basis: 200px; /* or % could be used to ensure a specific layout */
}

Outcome:

Columns adapt as screen is resized.

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